Sprint iphone 5s carrier options?

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  1. Jasper84 macrumors regular

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    From what I've read asking sprint for a unlock is a mofo especially me not being a sprint customer yet also read something about they unlock for international not u.s use this is my question when a 5s Jailbreak is released would that offer a way to unlock Looked up info on the rsim pro 9 but no data or picture mail and some mention of a patch in the works to enable the data and picture mail any suggestions much appreciated
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You must be a Sprint customer for 90 days with your bill paid on time and not be on a restricted account before you can call and ask for an international unlock.

    An Rsim or Gevey SIM is a SIM interposer. It sits in the middle between the network and the device allowing you to use a device on a network not normally allowed. But this is not a true unlock where your IMEI is entered in to the unlock database. Pull the SIM out and your phone is still locked.

    Also when you update a device you also might need to buy a new SIM interposer.

    As far as jailbreaking, there is no jailbreak for iOS 7 right now.
     
  3. Jasper84 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for info I've been on YouTube Google here the benchmark site below gives some info on a pay unlock site really don't want sink more cash into the 5s think they charge $150 for a sprint permanent unlock I've got time to research not in any rush


    http://benchmarkreviews.com/8391/iphone-5s-5c-5-4s-4-factory-unlock-att-verizon-sprint-tmobile-o2/


     
  4. eyoungren, Nov 10, 2013
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't trust anyone telling you they can give you a permanent unlock on Sprint. Sprint buys the phones from Apple. Sprint then takes the IMEI/MEID and records them and locks those numbers out of the unlock database. Further, they pair any SIM card in the phone with that SPECIFIC phone.

    The hardware in the phone looks for the paired SIM.

    Unless Sprint changes it's unlock policy for domestic use the only way is a SIM interposer. Thus, I would not trust anyone telling you they can give you a permanent unlock.
     
  5. AJAAY macrumors regular

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    I'm selling my Sprint 5 for this very reason. The sprint iphone is the only version that cannot be unlocked for US carriers. It is capable, it's just Sprint refuses to do it!

    I'm moving to Tmobile with better data speeds. Sprint left a bad taste with me.
     
  6. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about switching to T-Mobile when my contract's up, but after doing the math, it would be much more expensive to do so (I have a 20% discount on my sprint account).

    But on the bright side, I've been getting LTE in most of Los Angeles, so I'm almost satisfied with the service :rolleyes:
     
  7. AJAAY macrumors regular

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    I am planning on going T-Mobile prepaid, which I will be paying significantly less than what I am paying Sprint Post paid. I have a discount on my Sprint plan too, but it's at 18%.

    It's about half and half with LTE and 3G. Voice is okay, but I sometimes do get dropped calls. It's Sprint's unlock policy that finally just made me throw in the towel.
     
  8. Jasper84 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol reliable or not I'm not parting with $150 lol interposer with patch or a option when the iOS 7 Jailbreak comes out might be my plan thanks read your sprint thread good stuff
     
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